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Postdoc in combined production of edible mushroom and biofuels

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    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

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    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    31 januari

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    25 februari

Om jobbet

The Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology (SBT) is part of the Faculty of Forest Science, has about 50 employees and is based in both Umeå and Uppsala. The department conducts high-quality research and education at a high international level and collaborates with society and industry to develop a bio-based economy where forest biomaterials are an important resource. The main focus in Umeå is on value chains in the bio-based industry where different components of forest biomaterials are collected, characterized, separated, modified / refined, used and reused cost-effectively for various purposes while forest ecosystem services are managed sustainably. In Uppsala, focus is on wood science and technology with research and education on wood materials from nano to macro level and with accredited testing of wood products and treatments for the market.


The project aims at developing a novel fungal pre-processing and system enabling a combined production of edible mushroom and biofuels from different woody residues. The main task includes studies on the mechanism of edible fungus cultivation as a biological pre-processing of different types of wood substrate to produce advanced biofuels. This applies to enzymatic process, symbiotic microbes and lignocellulose degradation in fungal culture substrates during the pre-treatment/cultivation time.


Doctoral degree awarded within three years before this application deadline and in one of the following areas: biology, biotechnology, or other relevant subject. Experience in biochemical and microbiological analysis is necessary. Previous experiences in microdialysis and knowledge of lignocellulosic chemistry are desirable. Fluent English language, both in writing and speaking is required.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who is interested in a continued academic career in biomass technology. In assessing the applications for the position, particular emphasis will be placed on (1) applicants' scientific proficiency in biology and biotechnology, and (2) their ability to develop their own line of research in biomass technology, complementing the ongoing research within the group. We will also place emphasis on the applicant's personal characteristics and suitability. The applicants' ability to work constructively in a small group and to take own initiatives is very important.

Place of work:


Form of employment:

Temporary employment for 2 years


100 %

Start date:

March 2020 or by agreement


We welcome your application (use the application link) latest by 2020-02-25. Applicants should also submit the following three documents: 1) Cover letter demonstrating the applicant’s motivation and interest in the topic, and optionally, preliminary ideas for the research to be carried out (max 2 pages). 2) C.V. including the list of your published work, and names and contact information for two references. 3) Copies of transcripts of academic records, or a link to/copy of doctoral thesis.

Academic union representatives:

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas. SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management, environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture. SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.


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